Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electronic Break-In

Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electronic Break-In

by Greg Scott


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Ripped from recent headlines, this gripping cyber-attack tale has all the elements of an international thriller, including a floating corpse in the Gulf of Finland. Meet an underground criminal supply chain, its innocent victims, and an unlikely midwestern IT group with an ingenious way to fight back against the theft of millions of credit-card numbers. If data breaches were not routine by now, this story would be unbelievable. Instead, it's a snapshot of life in today's interconnected world, and an unforgettable Internet safety education. IT security has never been so riveting!

Greg Scott is a veteran of the tumultuous IT industry, and the founder of Infrasupport Corporation, with a laser focus on infrastructure and security. In the 1990s, he was a popular columnist for magazines ENT and Enterprise Linux. He currently lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, daughter, and two grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592988778
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/19/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Why Yet Another Book on IT Security? 1

Cybercrime Seminar 4

Rousseau Plumbing and Mechanical 18

Ivan Tarski 26

Dark Secrets 37

Hacking the Hacker 40

Bangalore 51

More Reconnaissance 53

Three FTP Sites 59

The Russians Need a New Approach 63

Bullseye Office 64

One Step Closer 71

Danger 73

Manipulating the Mob 85

Final Preparations 89

The Spigot Opens 93

Tenderloin 96

Den of Thieves 100

First Alerts 109

Regina 118

Jerry Barkley 136

Getting Organized 145

Operation Lemonade 172

Power of the Press 180

Shutting Down the Pipeline 186

Lemonade & Vodka Coolers 196

Trouble in Russia 197

Full Circle 202

January Golf 206

The Boardroom 209

Acknowledgments 230

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Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electronic Break-In 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
YvetteNP More than 1 year ago
Thank you Greg Scott! What a fascinating read! I learned so much from this book and I enjoyed every word. I will never see my world in the same way again - and that's a good thing! I'm so glad we met Greg. P.S. "I like your tennis shoes too" -the lady in the pink coat
StoreyBookReviews More than 1 year ago
I have to say I'm a bit of a geek and I really liked this book. We hear about companies getting hacked all the time and this story describes what might have happened occurred when the company was breached. I enjoyed how the author told the story with enough technical detail, but not so much that a non-technical person couldn't understand or enjoy the story. I may not have understood all the jargon, but a lot of it was familiar. The characters in this book were very real. One example were the heads of companies (CEO and such) sometimes do not understand the importance of security when it comes to their computer infrastructure. And this doesn't just mean large companies, but the smaller ones too. As the author put it, you have to guard your front door, back door and several side doors. There there were some IT employees/management that didn't understand the importance either. And while I'm not wild about outsourcing to other countries, in this book there was actually a group in India that sharing concerns but not being heard. The only thing that disappointed me about this book was that a minor story about a woman named Regina that was getting her life together and how she was affected by this breach/hack. Her story wasn't really finished in my book. We can guess what might have happened but it would have been nice to know for sure how her story ended. Overall this was a really good book and fast paced (I had a hard time putting it down at times). While fiction, the story is very real and it might make you think twice about how you approach technology.